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2017-2018 School Calendar

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HIB Specialist

Harassment, Intimidation, & Bullying (HIB) Policy
Paterson Public School’s (HIB) policy is available here.
The District’s Anti-bullying Coordinator is TJ Best  He can be reached at 973-321-2404 or tbest@paterson.k12.nj.us.
For more information on New Jersey's  "Anti-bullying Bill of Rights" or the District’s plan to address HIB click here
To report an HIB incident, please contact Mr. McGinley, Principal or complete a HIB reporting form on the district's website.

ABR Grade


GMA ABR Grade  71 out of 78 points

District ABR Grade 71 out of 78 points


Schedule for Thursday September 6, 2018

Garrett Morgan Academy Schedule

Thursday, September 6, 2018   

Early dismissal due to heat conditions

Teacher Start Time 8:15

Student Start Time 8:20


1PM Dismissal


1:30pm dismissal for Teachers


8:20 – 8:47


27 min


8:50 -9:00


10 min


9:03– 9:30


27 min




27 min




27 min


10:33 – 11:00


27 min


11:03 – 11:30


27 min




27 min


12:03 – 12:30


27 min


12:33 – 1:00


27 min

Uniform Information updated 8-20-18

Garrett Morgan Academy Uniform Shirts are available at:

United School Uniforms 301 Main Street (Center City Mall-B-104), Paterson, NJ 973 341-7622 

Check their website for the hours they are open.

Navy Blue Polo shirts with the GMA Logo are the only official uniform shirt.

(Bootleg t-shirts, etc... with GMA logos are not the school uniform.)

All students will be wearing khaki pants, that means NO black jeans, sweats, yoga pants, etc...

Once again, All students will be wearing khaki pants! Please refer to the student handbook posted on this website (and sent home with every student) for further information concerning the uniform policy.  (Mr. M. McGinley, Principal)

All students must be in the approved uniform at all times.


Orientation and Opening of School Information


Freshmen & New Student Orientation

Friday, August 24, 2018   9am-11am

200 Grand Street-In the Cafeteria (Letter Attached)


All students report

Thursday, September 6, 2018

(It is a full regular day of school 7:30am-2:30pm)


The updated parent/student handbook containing important information all parents and students need to have a successful school experience is attached. 

If you have any additional questions or need clarification of anything in the handbook, feel free to send an email to me via the email link on the left front-side of the GMA website.

 or email directly at mmcginley@paterson.k12.nj.us.

Mr. M. McGinley, Principal 8-15-18


Mayor's Project - GMA students

National Honor Society- St. Patrick's Day@ St. Joe's Nursing Home

Guns in school are not cool!

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Our Partnerships

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Main Office 973-321-2540

Guidance 973-321-1000 ext 12544


Mission Statement

Garrett Morgan Academy's mission is to provide a safe, caring, and challenging educational environment for students who are passionate about service to their community, and the pursuit of excellence in the college or career of their choice.


The District has a subscription to netTrekker, an educational solution that helps teachers and students find engaging and appropriate digital learning resources in all core content areas from a wide range of online content providers.  

Teachers may use their district credentials.

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Updated Graduation requirements-August 2017

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